Plenary session 1 - Women and power: moving towards 50/50
19 November 2018 - 15.00-16.30 / Council of Europe Hemicycle
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Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Mrs Battaini-Dragoni has served as the Council of Europe’s Deputy Secretary General since 2012 and was re-elected in June 2015. She oversees the implementation of the Secretary General’s reform agenda, in line with the decisions and priorities of the Committee of Ministers. Her priorities include shaping the Programme and Budget to guarantee member States value for money, while ensuring that the Organisation’s activities have maximum impact in advancing democracy, human rights and the rule of law. She also oversees the Council of Europe’s staff policy.
Vice-President of the Chirac Foundation
After having worked for Euro RSCG, an advertising agency, Claude Chirac directed the communication of the candidate CHIRAC for the 1995 presidential election campaign. She became "Communication, Press and Opinion Advisor" to President Jacques Chirac during his 2 mandates. In 2007, she was appointed Head of Communications for the luxury group KERING. In 2012 she joined the Board of Directors of the CHIRAC Foundation and became its Vice-President.
Manager, Consent Comes First, Sexual Violence Support and Education Ryerson University
Farrah Khan has spent two decades raising awareness about the intersections of gender-based violence and equity through art creation, education, counselling and advocacy. Farrah is Co-Chair of the Provincial Roundtable on Violence Against Women, co-founder of innovative community projects including Use The Right Words: Media Reporting on Sexual Violence and host of the upcoming podcast Pleasure Principle. She regularly contributes to national media with her expertise in addressing gender based violence. Farrah is the recipient of the numerous awards including the Toronto Community Foundation’s Vital People Award.
Flemish Minister for Work, Economy, Innovation and Sport
Philippe Muyters is a Belgian politician from the Flemish Region and is a member of the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA). From 2000 until 2009 he was the Managing Director of VOKA (Flemish Chamber of Commerce and Industry). In 2009 he joined the Flemish Government, where he is the Flemish Minister for Finance, Budget, Work, Town and Country Planning and Sports. After the general elections of 2010, he was elected as a Senator. Therefore, he resigned as Flemish Minister for one day, to take the oath as Senator and immediately be succeeded to take the oath again as Flemish Minister.